Pathfinder programme

Pathfinder is a Welsh Government funded programme to support communities to take action on climate change. It was delivered from 2011 to early 2013 by a partnership of Severn Wye Energy Agency and AECOM, along with Cadwyn Clwyd and Eco Dyfi. Six Pathfinder Officers, covering the whole of Wales between them, provided advice and support to groups, as well as carrying out action research with 17 case study groups who were active on issues relating to food, water, transport and energy. The aim of the research was to inform the development of future support provision along with developing learning relevant to community groups. The objectives were:

  • To understand the impacts of projects led by community-based groups
  • To understand what makes community groups flourish, and how challenges can be overcome
  • To understand the external support needs of community groups and projects

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Pathfinder Programme

A Welsh Government funded programme to support communities to take action on climate change.

Community Energy Wales

Bringing together communities acting on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Support For Sustainable Living

A scheme designed to bring about long-term changes in behaviour and lifestyle to help reduce Wales’ greenhouse gas emissions and help organisations and communities adapt to the impacts of climate change.